ALISON Hammond is set to join Great British Bake Off, replacing Matt Lucas as co-host.
The This Morning favourite has reportedly signed on to front the show alongside Noel Fielding after Matt quit last year.
According to The Mirror, Alison, 48, was chosen as she “will bring warmth and humour to the tent in spades.”
She will start filming this summer and the gig is set to be officially announced by Channel 4 in the coming days.
A source told the publication: “Alison is a great choice. She will bring warmth and humour to the tent in spades. We’re laughing just thinking about it.”
Alison will make history as the show’s first non-white host in its 14-year run.
Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are once again returning as judges.
Alison has appeared in the famous tent before as she starred on the celebrity version for Stand Up 2 Cancer in 2020.
“I do think that good food and good baking comes from the heart – and I’ve got a lot of heart,” she said at the time.
Matt announced he was leaving the show back in December after three series.
The comedian said he could no longer host it alongside his other projects.
The star, 49, also presents the rebooted Fantasy Football League for Sky with fellow comedian Elis James and said he wasn’t able to do both.
He wrote an emotional goodbye to fans – plus his onscreen pals “Noelipops, Paul and Dame Prue”.
Matt tweeted: “Farewell Bake Off! It’s been a delicious experience and I can’t imagine a more fun way of spending my summers.
“But it’s become clear to me that I can’t present both Fantasy Football League and Bake Off alongside all my other projects.
“So, after three series and 51 episodes, I am cheerfully passing the baguette on to someone else.
“I would like to give my warmest thanks and gratitude to everyone at Love Productions and Channel 4 and to Noelipops, Paul, Dame Prue, the crew and, of course, the wonderful bakers for welcoming me into the tent.
“I wish whoever takes over the very best and I can’t wait to tune into the next series without already knowing who won!”